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6476-Malone University faculty, students participate in NaNoWriMo international novel-writing competition

6476-November 20, 2012

The countdown is on – just 10 days to go. For those who have always wanted to write the 'Great American Novel,' NaNoWriMo (short for National Novel Writing Month) is giving Malone University faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to compete against others the world over to do just that – all within 30 days!

Beginning this month, 15-20 Malone University staff, faculty, and students joined with hundreds of thousands of people around the world to embark on the challenge of writing a 50,000 word novel before midnight on November 30. Although the exception and not the rule, the event has produced books that have gone on to become published works.

At Malone University, the Creative Writing Program is supporting those of the community who are undertaking this endeavor, sponsoring two Write-Ins per week. Here, future novelists gather together in a room, laptops on laps, with plenty of Twizzlers, popcorn and coffee on hand, writing their hearts out.  NaNoWriMo is first and foremost a social event where word count trumps quality throughout the rough draft process – with the emphasis on fun.

For more information, visit www.nanowrimo.org or http://www.malone.edu/creative-writing/nanowrimo2012.php

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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